The large dining table in the dining area of this beach house pulls in the feel of the sea with the intricate detail in the backs of the dining chairs, while the fixture above the table adds elegance to the design of the space.
When guests come through the home's front door, they are greeted by a calming, light blue foyer that mirrors the peaceful surroundings of the home. Closets on either side of the entryway add storage to the space, providing easy access to coats and shoes, while a bench and work of art are elegantly framed by the doorway of the foyer, creating a focal point in the space.
Even the guest cottages in the waterside community of River Dunes, near New Bern, N.C., use high-tech, low-maintenance AZEK materials, whereas traditional Craftsman-style buildings have used wood for the exteriors. The advantages of this material are numerous for homes near the water.